The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 354 381 385
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +4
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 60 50 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.20% 0.084%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.43% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 14
Average daily rate
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£420 £375 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £267 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £490 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11176 11603 11784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.94% 46.38% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7064 7470 7136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 262 338
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £48.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +22 19 £450 +20.00% 3
Chiswick - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 105 (84.00%) Firewall
2 97 (77.60%) Cisco
3 76 (60.80%) CheckPoint
4 71 (56.80%) Juniper
5 67 (53.60%) F5
6 57 (45.60%) Finance
7 53 (42.40%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (42.40%) WAN
8 48 (38.40%) Network Security
9 42 (33.60%) CCNP
10 35 (28.00%) VPN
11 33 (26.40%) LAN
12 31 (24.80%) BGP
13 30 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (22.40%) TCP/IP
15 27 (21.60%) SSL
15 27 (21.60%) OSPF
15 27 (21.60%) McAfee
16 24 (19.20%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (19.20%) Banking
17 23 (18.40%) Load Balancing
18 22 (17.60%) ProxySG
19 21 (16.80%) VLAN
19 21 (16.80%) HSRP
20 20 (16.00%) Sourcefire
20 20 (16.00%) HP
21 19 (15.20%) Windows
21 19 (15.20%) Wireless
21 19 (15.20%) CCSE
22 18 (14.40%) Websense

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.20%) LiveLink
3 3 (2.40%) IIS
4 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.80%) Lync
5 1 (0.80%) Apache
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.60%) MS Project
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 105 (84.00%) Firewall
2 53 (42.40%) WAN
3 48 (38.40%) Network Security
4 35 (28.00%) VPN
5 33 (26.40%) LAN
6 31 (24.80%) BGP
7 30 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 28 (22.40%) TCP/IP
9 27 (21.60%) OSPF
9 27 (21.60%) SSL
10 24 (19.20%) Cisco IOS
11 21 (16.80%) VLAN
11 21 (16.80%) HSRP
12 19 (15.20%) Wireless
13 17 (13.60%) NetScreen
13 17 (13.60%) Multicast
13 17 (13.60%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (12.80%) NetScaler
15 15 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 14 (11.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Metasploit
General
1 57 (45.60%) Finance
2 24 (19.20%) Banking
3 16 (12.80%) Financial Institution
4 9 (7.20%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.60%) German Language
6 2 (1.60%) Local Government
6 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.60%) Retail
7 1 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (44.80%) Network Engineer
2 51 (40.80%) Security Engineer
3 36 (28.80%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (12.80%) Senior Security Engineer
5 15 (12.00%) Consultant
5 15 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) Security Consultant
6 11 (8.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) Network Consultant
8 7 (5.60%) Architect
8 7 (5.60%) Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Project Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Network Support
11 4 (3.20%) Designer
11 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.40%) Security Analyst
12 3 (2.40%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) Middleware
1 4 (3.20%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) PKI
2 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.40%) SecurID
5 1 (0.80%) PMI
5 1 (0.80%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.80%) iPhone
5 1 (0.80%) Social Media
5 1 (0.80%) iPad
5 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.20%) Windows
2 17 (13.60%) Linux
3 9 (7.20%) UNIX
4 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.00%) Solaris
5 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.20%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.80%) Android
9 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.80%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.80%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Load Balancing
2 14 (11.20%) Problem Management
3 12 (9.60%) Change Control
4 10 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 8 (6.40%) Change Management
5 8 (6.40%) ITIL
6 7 (5.60%) BCP
6 7 (5.60%) Project Management
6 7 (5.60%) Migration
6 7 (5.60%) Business Continuity
6 7 (5.60%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (5.60%) Security Architecture
6 7 (5.60%) Business Continuity Planning
6 7 (5.60%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.80%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.00%) SIEM
8 5 (4.00%) Network Design
8 5 (4.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.20%) Perl
1 4 (3.20%) SQL
1 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.60%) Ruby
4 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (42.40%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (33.60%) CCNP
3 19 (15.20%) CCSE
4 13 (10.40%) JNCIS
5 9 (7.20%) CISSP
5 9 (7.20%) CCNA
6 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.20%) CCIE
8 3 (2.40%) CCDP
9 2 (1.60%) CISM
9 2 (1.60%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.80%) APMP
10 1 (0.80%) CCSP
10 1 (0.80%) Degree
10 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.80%) CEH
10 1 (0.80%) ISEB
10 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.80%) TickIT
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.80%) GPG13
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (17.60%) ProxySG
2 15 (12.00%) Snort
3 9 (7.20%) Active Directory
4 8 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.60%) Squid
5 2 (1.60%) XenApp
6 1 (0.80%) vSphere
6 1 (0.80%) UAG
6 1 (0.80%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.80%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (4.00%) BladeLogic
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (3.20%) Control-M
3 4 (3.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.60%) SCCM
5 1 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.80%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 97 (77.60%) Cisco
2 76 (60.80%) CheckPoint
3 71 (56.80%) Juniper
4 67 (53.60%) F5
5 27 (21.60%) McAfee
6 20 (16.00%) Sourcefire
6 20 (16.00%) HP
7 18 (14.40%) Websense
8 16 (12.80%) Symantec
9 15 (12.00%) Citrix
10 12 (9.60%) Microsoft
10 12 (9.60%) ProCurve
11 11 (8.80%) VMware
11 11 (8.80%) Nokia
12 9 (7.20%) Nortel
12 9 (7.20%) Aruba
13 8 (6.40%) Ruckus Wireless
14 6 (4.80%) TippingPoint
14 6 (4.80%) Ciena
14 6 (4.80%) Avaya
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